How does it happen?
That birds sing That snow melts That the rose unfolds
That the dawn whitens behind the stark shape of trees
On the quivering summit of the hill?
A kiss … and all was said
– Victor Hugo –
We posted an article for Valentine’s Day last year when we questioned the necessity of selecting a particular day to celebrate Love amidst huge commercialism which seems to come with it nowadays – a far cry from the purported origins in Roman history of a priest of his martyrdom and refusal to abandon his religious beliefs. – and which now is celebrated with the fanfare of spending much much $$$.
We still question it.
Strangely, that has become the norm of acknowledging something which, when you think of it, is pretty laughable since Love, which is alleged to be the issue on February 14 every year, is akin to an instinct and rawness known to all beasts and man.
How do you explain Love? When do you express Love? How do you measure Love and weigh it against the overly-priced roses and exorbitant jacked-up bills in restaurants? Should Love not be ever-flowing and spontaneous without the dictates of the calendar? – to be enjoyed and treasured whenever the reeling feeling overwhelms us – and free-of-charge too! Like, by just looking at pictures like this? 😉
Take a good look at these pictures below and have our questions answered. These guys don’t care about choosing a day to Love. They just fill their hearts with Love and give it away. They celebrate “Valentine’s Day” everyday of the year.
Of course there are the reluctant ones. Give them a little time to warm up.